16 and Pregnant

Creator of Teen Mom franchise Lauren Dolgen says “bring on the criticism”

In the countless numbers of articles written about 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom, Teen Mom 2 and now Teen Mom 3, relatively little has been said by or about show creator Lauren Dolgen. In a recent “So What Do You Do” write-up via Media Bistro, the MTV executive discussed her creations and the endless debate that will forever rage about the franchise. Find out how Dolgen defends the show’s legacy as well as the cast and how she, as a producer, deals with the conflicting issue of how reality TV can turn virtual unknowns into stars, changing the nature of who they were when first cast.

16 & Pregnant’s Izabella Tovar shares stretch mark photos, starts teen pregnancy support group

We check in with 16 and Pregnant alum Izabella Tovar for an update on life as a teen mom. She reflects on her appearance on MTV and what has been going on with her, Jairo, and their son Henry since the cameras stopped rolling. She also talks about recently sharing photos of her stretch marks online and her goal to start a teenage pregnancy support group in her home state of Utah!

MTV announces casting for 16 & Pregnant Season 5

They’re baaaaaack! 16 & Pregnant season 5 is coming soon at some point! More than a year after the fourth season wrapped, MTV has just announced it is casting for the show’s fifth season. The network’s official website released the statement just last week, and already fans (and detractors) are buzzing! Keep reading for the full announcement by MTV.